About FEP - fursteditionphoto

About FEP

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About Me

Hello, my name is Stephen Furst, owner and founder of Furst Edition Photography.  I have always had a passion for capturing memorable moments while viewing the world through my camera ever since getting my first SLR in high school.

Through the years I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph many different subjects from my children playing, to race cars travelling over 200mph, to fighter jets streaking across the sky at over 800mph.  Through my broad spectrum of subject areas, my passion for photography shows no bounds and I am always looking for my next adventure.

I started Furst Edition Photography in the Northeast US when I lived in Connecticut.  There I enjoyed combining my love of photography with both my love of motor sports and aviation.  I spent much of my free time covering local short track racing, attending airshows or travelling to various parts of the country capturing images of the commercial aviation world. 

Currently I live in Nashville, TN. Since moving here in November of 2014, I am shifting my focus slightly.  Living in a city with multiple universities that have good athletics programs as well as being home to two professional sports teams, I have jumped on the opportunity to photograph sports.

Having these venues around me has provided me the opportunity to explore the world of NCAA Div I football and basketball in both regular season and tournament play. I had the honor this past year of photographing the 2015 Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium as well as the University of Tennessee season opening game at the same venue.

The past 8 months have also presented me with my first forays into the exiting world of photographing NASCAR's premier series, Sprint Cup, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series. 

Work Experience

Motorsports Experience

Myracenews.com - Co-Owner/Lead Photographer: 2013-Current

Seekonk Speedway - Photographer: 2014 Season

I got my start shooting local short track racing in the Northeast US including but not limited to, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, World of Outlaws and ARCA. Since October 2015 I have also added NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series to my sports photography resume.


Sports Experience

Icon Sportswire - Photographer: 2015-Current

Vavel USA - Photographer: 2015-Current

I have a wide range of experience photographing many different forms of sports.  I got my start photographing high school football before moving up to covering NCAA basketball, baseball and football.  


Aviation Experience

PHXSpotters.com - Photojournalist: 2013-Current

31Kilo-Echo.com - Owner/Editor/Photographer: 2014-Current

For both PHXSpotters and 31Kilo-Echo, my experience covers a wide range of aviation events and airshows across the country as well as photographing civilian aviation at many airports across the United States.


Please visit my sports and motor sports portfolios by clicking here or on portfolio in the menu bar above.

If you wish to hire me to cover and event, please email me here.


My Gear

Bodies:

Canon 1Dx

Canon 1D Mark IV

Canon 5D Mark II


Lenses:

Canon 300mm f2.8 IS I

Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II

Canon 24-70mm f2.8 I

Canon 24-105mm f4

Canon 1.4x Extender II

Canon 2x Extender III


Accessories:

Multiple speedlites

Studio Strobes

Studio Softboxes/Umbrellas


Software:

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Lightroom, ACR, Adobe Bridge)

PhotoMechanic

I am proficient in using PhotoMechanic to ingest, keyword, caption, rename and export/ftp images through live uploads.




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